Resolute Forest Products plans February 1 price hikes for fluff and some other pulp grades

SAN FRANCISCO, January 16, 2020-

Resolute Forest Products (Resolute) announced to customers that it will increase northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) and fluff pulp prices, effective February 1 until further notice, industry sources told Fastmarkets RISI.

Resolute announced its new NBSK pulp list price at $1,155/tonne in North America with the February hike. The firm didn’t state how much the increase would be, but its new list price is $40/tonne vs December effective list prices, according to Fastmarkets RISI's PPI Pulp & Paper Week. Polling for preliminary January effective list prices closes on Friday.

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